Tag Archives: Freshers 2013

28 September 2013 - 10:01 am Salad days

My fresher’s week at The University of Sheffield seems so long ago now, 21 years ago this September in fact.  Whilst the University has changed loads in that time, I suspect the anticipation, trepidation and excitement I felt is similar to what all of our new students are feeling today.  I felt like I was embarking on such an exciting phase of my life, and I wasn’t wrong.  Continue reading “Salad days” »

27 September 2013 - 10:14 am Can you remember being a fresher?

For me the distant land that was fresherdom is actually not such a distant memory. As I’m about to start the SECOND year of my music degree, my own freshers week was little less than a year ago, but it seems like a lifetime! Continue reading “Can you remember being a fresher?” »

26 September 2013 - 10:52 am Wisdom from Wonder Woman…

Back in 2006, (yes, I am really that old) I arrived at university (the other university in Sheffield), bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to start my degree in ICT and Business whilst having a lot of fun in the process. So what are my pearls of wisdom to make your university life as epic as possible? Continue reading “Wisdom from Wonder Woman…” »

25 September 2013 - 10:57 am Back in the deep, dark depths of time…

Can it really be an entire 15 years since I came to Sheffield as a Fresher? Well, according to the date in the bottom right-hand corner of my computer monitor, the increased number of grey hairs on my head and the dark circles under my eyes these days, it most certainly is. Crikey.

It was back in the dark days of the late 1990s. Pre-social media, pre-dubstep, pre-X-Factor, pre-bignewshinyStudentsUnionbuilding (although it was still pretty impressive even back then, compared with those of rival universities). Continue reading “Back in the deep, dark depths of time…” »

24 September 2013 - 10:48 am On Fresher’s Week, and the importance of being yourself…

Do I remember Fresher’s Week? I have to admit, large portions of it are a little hazy. I’m sure that’s because of my rapidly advancing age, not the amount of inebriating substances consumed, honest… Continue reading “On Fresher’s Week, and the importance of being yourself…” »

23 September 2013 - 10:40 am Hey, Fresher, leave those cones alone!

Ah yes. Freshers’ week. Hang on a second, I’ll just  put on my smoking jacket, settle into this comfy armchair and take you for a trip down memory lane. Get ready for shenanigans, tom-foolery and japes. You might want these glasses. They’re rose-tinted.

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